Visitor’s visa and residence permit

A visitor's visa allows you to stay in Norway or other Schengen countries for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days. A residence permit gives you the opportunity to work in Norway and to stay for more than 90 days.

Ethiopian citizens must apply for a visitor's visa. Likewise, citizens of Ethiopia need a residence permit in order to work or to take up residence for longer than 90 days. Please note that the VFS Application Center in Bole will be closed between Wednesday 24th and Tuesday 30th of July. It will not be able to hand in applications on these dates. We are sorry for the inconvenience.